Hi all, I decided to post these separate - hope that's ok,
We did use Alrick Allen to and from the airport, and they were prompt and reliable.
We also used Alrick for the south tour - which was to YS falls and Appleton Rum factory. We loved the YS falls - the workers there were wonderful. The rum factory was interesting, but I thought too expensive.
Alricks brother Dale took us to Negril for shopping, the beach and Ricks cafe. We loved that also - and my son actually jumped twice at Ricks.
Alrick was good - he gets you there and back with lots of chatter. However, he never answered a straight question about anything with the country. If you asked about how much people made, cost of housing, anything - he walked around it - never an answer. I might be asking for too much, but when we hire a private driver, we've come to expect a little more information on the country. He also took every cell phone call he got. Now, running his own business, I understand that - but again, We were paying for his time and the roads were were on were very curvy and at times I wondered about his attention to the driving. We had also requested to stop at the little road side eat places that had shrimp, and he took us to one that he knew, but no shrimp there - they were his friends of course.
His brother Dale, we loved. He never took a call, though we could hear it go off. He stopped at a local place along the way because it was of interest. He pointed out things along the way, and he also gave us a time line. Like how much time we had here, there and there - in order to get it all in and not miss anything.
We also took Reggae Tours over to Dunns Falls. It was last minute, so we were thankful to get anyone. I had posted earlier Charles, but his name was Chester. Chester did have a lot of information on the country so that was the good point. His van was a bit slow, so the drive too way longer than expected. He also pulled over to the side of the road to answer phone calls or to return the calls. Which again, we had paid for his time and we're sitting on the side of the road while he makes phone calls. Safety first, but..... Chester also took us to a shop that he 'guaranteed' the best prices - and we were totally ripped off - only because we bought without having done any pricing first. So our fault there.
Hope this helps if anyone is looking for a driver.